Websites for Talent Development


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Websites for Talent Development
Information Indexes
Search Engines
Student Research Resources
Web Portals
Company/Organization Curriculum Collections
Libraries and Museums
News Sources
Television Media
Especially for Kids
Professional Resources

The Internet is central to every emerging scenario for K-12 education. The U.S. Department of Commerce (www.commerce.gov) reports that more than 54 percent of the national population uses the Web, and the number of Web pages is climbing in the billions. Meeting the demand for information on the latest and best online educational resources has never been greater or more complicated.

This fully-verified guide features the outstanding teaching and learning resources on the Web, including new search tools, lesson plan collections, research sites, sources for online projects, and curriculum centers in every content area.

Lesson Plan Sources
While many of the sites in other categories include lesson plans, the following are extensive collections that can be searched by level, topic, and content area.

Online Project Sources
The sites below are outstanding places to find free and fee-based online education projects, including opportunities to propose project of your own.

Standards Resources
The following sites will link you to curriculum and technology standards for teachers, students, and administrators, from state and national organizations.

Schools on the Web
Visit school sites throughout the United States and abroad to propose cooperative projects and see examples of online assignments, activities, projects, units, and courses.

School/Teacher/Student Curriculum Sites
Many schools and individuals offer exemplary curriculum sites. The following are selected examples.

Curriculum Resource Centers
Curriculum centers may be hosted by companies, professional associations, foundations, government agencies, and individuals. The following are favorite sites in each content area.

General Curriculum

The Arts

Language Arts and Literature

Mathematics

Science

Social Studies

Health/Nutrition/Physical Education

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Information Indexes
An information index is a set of topic menus and submenus to narrow searches until you find what you need. Yahoo is the most popular, but there are other choices including specialized education indexes.

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Search Engines
These online tools find Web pages containing words or phrases that you specify-put desired phrases in quotes, such as “Continental Congress.” The last three are “metasearch engines” that use multiple search tools simultaneously.

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Student Research Resources
The following age-appropriate sites help students answer their own questions, do homework assignments and focused research.

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Web Portals
Education portals deliver integrated resources, tools and services through single locations, such as administrative applications and curriculum options.

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Company/Organization Curriculum Collections

Most education-related companies offer online curriculum resources, such as the following selected examples.

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Libraries and Museums
The following sites will link you to museums, libraries and interactive exhibits throughout the world.

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News Sources
The communications sites below offer news-related curriculum resources for teachers and students.

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Television Media
The sites that follow offer teaching and learning materials to support and extend television programming.

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Especially for Kids
The following sites offer creative child-appealing educational and recreational materials including games, puzzles, stories and interactive activities.

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Professional Resources
The following sites offer valuable resources for technology planning, finding grants, writing proposals, preparing staff development programs, communicating with colleagues, and additional teacher resources.

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NOTE: All of the resources listed in this guide can be accessed through the District Administration Web site (www.districtadministration.com)